Calendar

Jul
19
Thu
7th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention
Jul 19 – Jul 24 all-day

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Jul
20
Fri
End of Life Care & Letting Go: Providing Care in the Final Stages of Dementia @ Kahala Nui, Diamond Head Room
Jul 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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The trainer, Dorothy Colby, is a Certified Positive Approach to Dementia Care (TM) Trainer and national mentor, with more than 20 years of professional and personal experience caring for people with dementia. She is Administrator for Hale Ku’ike Memory Care Home in Nu’uanu, where she also trains staff. Positive Approach to Care (TM) seminars, developed by occupational therapist Teepa Snow, provide essential information for families and care partners on how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia throughout their journey.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to park and register.

Detailed parking instructions will be sent to registrants prior to workshops.

For questions about these workshops, contact Jody Mishan: jmishan@hawaii.rr.com or (808) 295-2624.

Jul
24
Tue
Transitioning with Resilience
Jul 24 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

The path of aging is ready for an overhaul. Aging should not be about going into cruise mode but instead be about rigorous reinvention and growth. People avoid the three vital transitions—Wake-up, Tune-up and Stand-up—that will help them to find and-or maintain a sense of meaning and purpose, together with social connection and support. What is needed is a set of key skills, tools and encouragement for making changes to become clear, confident, connected and in control. This web seminar will identify the four elements, grounded in research, that are building blocks of resilience and demonstrate a model for making change and transition more skillfully. Participants will create a Personal Resilience Practice to get started on a growth path.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Identify the four elements of building resilience;
  • List the four predictable stages of the transition process;
  • Identify behaviors that reflect denying and resisting change; and,
  • Create a personal resilience practice.
Jul
26
Thu
2018 Social Worker & Chaplain Skills Series 2 of 3: Ethical Challenges in Palliative Sedation & End-of-Life Decisions
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Sometimes the source of someone’s suffering is that they continue to live – also called “existential suffering.” Can you recognize existential suffering? Has your team determined how to address this dynamic? Sedation (whether palliative, controlled, total, or respite) is a process that is often uncomfortable for team members to contemplate. The conflicting mandates of controlling suffering and “do no harm” may be difficult to reconcile. This webinar will delve into the challenges and dynamics existential suffering brings, including patient/family requests that present personal, professional, and ethical struggles.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • List and define relevant terminology
  • Explore dynamics related to existential suffering
  • National standards/debates related to palliative sedation as an intervention addressing existential suffering
  • Social worker and chaplain roles in addressing suffering and ethical challenges
  • Apply knowledge base interventions to situation examples
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Self-assessment exercise
  • Checklist for evaluating ethical challenges
  • Guide for social worker and chaplain roles addressing ethical challenges
  • Sample policy
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • Extensive resource list
Aug
2
Thu
2018 Hospice Billing Series 1 of 3: Eligibility Requirements & Notice of Election
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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New and experienced hospice billers periodically need a review of eligibility requirements. This session will examine eligibility and Notice of Election requirements under recent regulatory time limits. It will walk through the Late Notice of Election and the exceptions process of appeal.

Aug
7
Tue
First Responder Training & Programs to Support People with Dementia
Aug 7 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars

Creating safer communities for people living with dementia requires collaboration between law enforcement, local governments and health and human service organizations. In this session, Jessica Empeño of Alzheimer’s San Diego will share lessons learned through one such partnership, and offer attendees interested in working with local law enforcement departments and first responder units practical strategies for outreach, training and collaboration.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Describe the elements of a successful community safety collaborative that supports the needs of people living with dementia;
  • Identify four key dementia-specific training needs of law enforcement and first responders;
  • Understand the risks faced by persons with dementia who live alone;
  • Identify key roles of EMS in the visitor program; and,
  • Understand how people are referred to the EMS Visitor Program.
2018 Social Worker & Chaplain Skills Series 3 of 3: Ethical Challenges in Personal/Professional Boundaries, Supervision, Burnout & Self-Care
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Maya Angelou said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” While this may sound simple enough, chaplains and social workers tend to become personally and emotionally vested in issues such as boundaries, self-care, and supervision, which often leads to burnout and/or compassion fatigue. Personal and professional commitment to producing specific outcomes can be the source of our own suffering when we perceive a lack of control. This webinar will discuss ways to address these challenges and feelings when they arise.

Aug
8
Wed
National Association of Local Board of Health Conference @ Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
Driving Safety for Older Adults
Aug 8 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars

Families slowly transition their teenagers into driving, but most likely don’t think about  transitioning their older adult loved ones out of driving. As a result, the decision to give up the car keys often is the result of a crisis—an accident or another unfortunate incident.

The Home Instead Senior Care network hopes to educate professionals and families about the importance of developing a plan to help older adults move out of the driver’s seat when necessary, while still remaining engaged with their friends, family and community.

The goals of this Let’s Talk about Driving program are to:

• Enable families to work with their older adult loved ones to develop a plan to transition out of driving before a crisis occurs.

• Provide a new way of thinking about transportation—dispelling the notion that there are no options other than driving.

• Seek out solutions and resources to help older adults remain active and engaged after giving up their car keys.

Be sure to register for this month’s web seminar to learn more about driving safety for older adults.

 

Aug
9
Thu
Cultural Influences in End-of-Life Care: Appropriate Outreach
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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